Saturday, January 3, 2015
The First Note Calling to Me
Tired after being out most of the day and feeling a cold coming on. I needed to pick up my guitar as I did not play yesterday. After having soup for dinner, I thought about where to begin the session. I was clueless as a big part of me just wanted to go back to reading a novel. Then I thought about my first note of 2015 - Bb. What might the Bb reveal to me on this evening? Might I explore brave new sonic material?
I decided to drop the grandiosity and pick up the guitar. And I'm happy I did. I played with just a Bb, on different areas of the fretboard, then began to improvise with Bb as a tonal center. Not much of interest was happening but as least I was caressing those strings. I began playing through The Call, and then returned to Bb for some reason. A melody of interest tinkled out and I began to develop this. This spark of the creative spirit lifted my mood as I continued to explore possibilities. I could have taken it further, but really do need to rest. Trusting that that more shall be revealed.
Photo by Nelson L.